Porta Trace 10" x 12" Stainless Steel Lightbox with Two 8 watt, 5000 deg.K. Lamps.

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About Porta Trace

• The redesigned line of GAGNE Porta-Trace light boxes virtually eliminates the "hot spots" found in competitive units. The frames and reflectors combined with the thick Plexiglas top - provide uniform and even lighting over the entire durable, stable viewing surface.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Attractive (3),Strong construction (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (3)

Porta Trace Features

  • Durable Stainless Steel frame will maintain its attractive appearance for years
  • Optional 5000K color-correct lamps
  • Excellent color rendering, Better light distribution
  • Over 42 years of experience and quality goes into each Porta-Trace unit

Porta Trace Specifications

Nominal Overall Size
10" x 12"
Fluorescent Lamps
2
Total Watts
16
Mfr #
10122C
SKU
VRPLB10122

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works good, needs a little improvement

It works good, but needs small improvements. I replaced the 4 screws that hold the white plastic,with stainless steel ones ( they won't corrode and look good with the case. I put small lengths of silicone rubber tubing on the tilt wire, where the wire touches the table to keep it from scatching the table and it won't slide off. I glued a 1/4" thick strip of plexiglass to the bottom of the white plastic to keep the slides from falling off the plastic when the unit is tilted.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Chipped edges all around on plexiglass

[...] I would recommend Adorama opening a few of these to inspect inventory. Chips were all around the plexiglass, making the edges quite sharp. I was replacing a similar light box so I replaced the part from the older box and solved the problem myself. This survey form came before I had a chance to notify Adorama of the problem.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
5.0

great product for the price

By

from new york  -  Pro Photographer

Useful for viewing slides

 
4.0

Great bargain!

By

from Fairhope AL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Very nice product for the money. Stainless steel chassis means it should last a long time. Two bulbs provide more even light thatn single bulb units and color rendition is very good. Would have given it 5 stars if it had a ledge to prevent transparencies from sliding off the viewing surface when it is slanted.

 
4.0

Nice item

By

from CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I am using this as a light source for slide viewing and for slide copying. I am converting old slides to digital. The box is my sorting/viewing aid. I then use the diffuse light as a source to copy them using a Canon 100mm macro lens(with a slide holder I made). Good color rendition simply using AWB. This items does triple duty for me.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Porta trace rocks!

By

from philly  -  Photo Enthusiast

The double lamp is the only way to go

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Chipped edges all around on plexiglass

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

[...] I would recommend Adorama opening a few of these to inspect inventory. Chips were all around the plexiglass, making the edges quite sharp. I was replacing a similar light box so I replaced the part from the older box and solved the problem myself. This survey form came before I had a chance to notify Adorama of the problem.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product at a great price!

By

from Medford, WI  -  Photo Enthusiast

I am very pleased with the quality of this product. It is built well and has great lighting. I use it to trace designs for use in ceramics, and it is perfect. I was able to trace a photo of mine that was printed on heavy weight photo paper (onto everyday printer paper) with no problems at all. I would definitely recommend this product to others.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works good, needs a little improvement

By

from Montebello, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

It works good, but needs small improvements. I replaced the 4 screws that hold the white plastic,with stainless steel ones ( they won't corrode and look good with the case. I put small lengths of silicone rubber tubing on the tilt wire, where the wire touches the table to keep it from scatching the table and it won't slide off. I glued a 1/4" thick strip of plexiglass to the bottom of the white plastic to keep the slides from falling off the plastic when the unit is tilted.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Registering Artwork

By

from Barryville, NY  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I originally purchased it to register front and back artwork that I use for photoresist metal etching. Also great for sorting slides.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great value...

By

from Westminster, CA

If you're looking for a small, portable and rugged transparency viewer, this is it. Tuck it under your arm, or put it into a computer bag to take it with you. The light is very even, eliminating the need to reposition slides when viewing them. There are two viewing positions (slightly angled and flat). I appreciate the flat position when sorting stacks of slides; the stacks don't topple over.

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Shopper  What is its depth, in inches? I'm hoping to affix it to the back of a homemade frame.
BRIAN HARTNETT- D  The depth is 3 1/4 inches. If you remove the four little rubber feet then the depth is 3 inches. I hope that helps!
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DEBRA G  The dual lamps to see the slides and the brace at the back to prop it, and the 6 ft long cord, and the Porta Trace quality.
Shopper  does it come in black? is it portable and battery operated? please call me 770-990-8295 thanks ~Tia-Maria~
KIMBERLY J  No I do not think it comes in black. And no it is not battery operated. And it not that portable. You can find thinner battery operated ones but they are more expensive and are not as bright.
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